The original elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area. Today this finely-tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 600 elephant, lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, as well as the unique Addo flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. The park can exclusively claim to be the only national park in the world to conserve the “Big 7” – the Big 5 as well as the southern right whale and great white shark off the Algoa Bay coast.Plans are currently afoot to include the proposed proclamation of a 120 000 ha (296 500 acre) Marine Protected Area which includes islands that are home to the world's largest breeding populations of Cape gannets and second largest breeding population of African penguins.
9am: Pick up at hotel
9.45am: Arrive at the southern entrance to the Addo Elephant National Park
10am - 1pm: Game drive through the southern section of the park.
1.30pm: Lunch at the main camp (restaurant available)
2.30pm: Depart main camp. The afternoon will be spent on a game drive in the northern part of the park.
5.30pm: Exit the park
6.30pm: Drop off at hotel in Port Elizabeth
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